Sriracha Hot Stout
Rogue Ales

Sriracha Hot StoutSriracha Hot Stout
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Style:
Chile Beer
Ranked #55
ABV:
5.7%
Score:
82
Ranked #42,687
Avg:
3.6 | pDev: 16.39%
Reviews:
122
Ratings:
405
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Rogue Ales
 
Oregon, United States
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Reviews by Dogstickfetch:
Photo of Dogstickfetch
4.42/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very, very dark beer. Practically black in color. A very crisp carbonation. What everyone wants to know - it has a bit of kick in the flavor. But not an obnoxious, lingering heat. It's roasty, chocolatey, coffee-ey and slightly spicy. It's definitely one of my favorite specialty sipper beers I've had. Hard to get through one on your own, but it's great to share... A pleasantly fun experience, and I'd do it again.

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Photo of Hoss76
1.66/5  rDev -53.9%
look: 3 | smell: 1.25 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2

I've had quite a few hot pepper beers that have been incredible and I wish the style was more main stream with readily available options. However this was off the mark. Smell was off putting and lingering aftertaste was horrible. Almost a drain pour. I did enjoy the burn. Rogue beers always seem hit or miss. Disappointed, particularly considering the high price point.

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Photo of JobiWanKenob
1.82/5  rDev -49.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 2.25

Oh my Lord God! Horrendous! The claim that a human being would enjoy this type of flavor infused with beer is baffling to me. Wow. Heartburn in a bottle. Sickening. And i like spice very much in my food, my wife comes from Thailand so my palate is accustomed to heat. But this, this is an abomination. It's so gross that if you're reading this, I beg you to try it!! Believe me, its an experience!

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Photo of nwsharksfan
1.47/5  rDev -59.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.75

I decided to be a little adventurous and give this one a try despite the hefty price tag and my intuition that beer and hot sauce don't mix. The smell alone made me want to toss. Not wanting to accept that I'd been swindled, I gave it a try. I can honestly say that drinking a tall glass of sriracha hot sauce straight is more appealing to me. At least with the hot sauce there are no pretenses as to what it is. This is the worst tasting beer I've ever consumed ... including the next day, warm solo cup of natural ice that someone had ashed in that imbibed back in my college years. Perhaps those with more sophisticated taste can appreciate it ... but I can't help but feel that some of the high ratings are influenced by people's inability to accept they paid $13 for a REALLY bad beer and they should have known better.

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Photo of Nate139
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

I don't like chili pepper/spicy hot stouts, but I do love sriracha. Couldn't pick up any sriracha in the aroma, maybe the bottle was a bit old. The first sip went down nice and smooth, delivering the classic flavors of a stout; roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, a little raisiny sweetness, I was sitting there thinking "what kind of bullshit beer is this? dressing up a beer like a sriracha bottle so all the hipsters will suck it down like a fancy PBR and serve it with their vegan eggs for breakfast. This is just a stout with a cool ass bottle, there ain't even any srira..." BOOM. The sriracha hits. Rolling up to the party fashionably late with a black leather jacket and raybans on a beautifully restored 1966 Honda CA77 Dream. Super smooth, with a bit of lingering heat that keeps you coming back for more. It complements the roasted, slightly smokey, chocolatey flavors of the stout well while not being overpowering, like sriracha can easily be. I split this bomber with some buds, so I had about 5 oz for myself but definitely could have put away a few more OZs. Worth a try, even if you're not keen on spicy foods.

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Photo of BEERchitect
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

With all thing swirling around the flavor of Sriracha, its inclusion in beer was just a matter of time. Jumping on the opportunity are the brewers of Rogue. With doughnut, banana, bacon, maple, chocolate and hazelnut all exposed, the infamous hot sauce now has its turn.

But it takes the American stout, a beer of heafty malt proportion, dark brown in its portrayal, to support the spice but without undue competition. Roasty aromas lay a foundation of coffee, cocoa and creamy nuttiness from which the spicy scent pulls. Pepper, vegetal notes and sweat inducing capsaicin garner attention as the apprehensive first sip looms.

But again, its the dry and roasty-focused taste of stout that wins out on the early palate and bulk of the middle. But getting into finish is when the malty sweetness and creamy support wanes and they dryness begins to usher in the undeniable spicy sauce. The sweet and salty pulp gives the peppers and foothold and the heat begins to build. Eventaully, the hot sauce surpasses the effects of the stout, but never in an unruly or unsavory way.

Medium-full on the palate, the early malt structure buffers the spice, but the beer trends drier and warmer, the finish highlights the sriracha taste and simmering warmth with surprisingly restraint intensity. Its a zesty, racy and characterful ale that begs a side of buffalo wings as an aftertaste of spice and chocolate come in a similar mole fashion.

I think I have sriracha flavored tooth paste, now that I think about it.

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Photo of stevehagy
3.93/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwall76
3.55/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

An interesting beer. Has some decent heat. Something is missing though. A good try if you are adventurous.

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Photo of KAF
4.09/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cantal
3.82/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of kell50
3.33/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
3.87/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

It pours black with a relatively small head. The aroma is roasty and with a hint of pepper. The taste is bitter from the roasted malts with very little balance offered from anything else in the grist. The finish is fairly hot from the sriracha. The combination of the flavors offered by the Maillard reaction and the sriracha gives you the impression you're eating cooked meat with hot sauce.

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Photo of DoubleJ
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A different kind of spicy from the usual pepper stout. Rogue's Sriracha Stout mixes a good base stout that holds its flavor against the spicy and smoky character of the sauce. It's not cheap, but it is a well executed pepper stout.

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Photo of Jaysauras
3.64/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

L: Enjoyed in a standard pint glass. Definitely a good look. Pours opaque, with a nice thick tan head to it. About an inch thick. You get some good solid lace and the head hangs around for quite a while.

S: Coffee, Chocolate, and peppers. There is a nice malty vanilla smell in there as well. Nothing too special outside of a standard stout aroma. Sweeter than spicy, but the aroma of some heat is definitely there.

T: I have no idea how to even begin to rate this flavor. FIrst and foremost, this is a sipping beer through and through. Yea it's only 5.7% but holy moses that spice will light you up on the lips and in the gut if you take gulps.

It is, first and foremost, a stout. You get the very nice malty chocolate, cinnamon, and vanilla flavor right at the start of it, followed by a brief roasted coffee flavor. It is then ripped away by the overwhelming spice that is the Sriracha. There isn't much in the way of a hot sauce flavor like other chile beers, which is disappointing, but the authentic heat of sriracha is there. After the burning of lips and tongue subside, there is a roasted malt finish and aftertaste that lingers quite a while. It is unique if anything. It brings the heat, but does stay true to the stout style. Rating this is difficult, but overall I really felt it was a good combo of flavors.

F: This is up for debate. It is like an exceptionally good bit of spicy food. You love the flavor, you want to keep eating it, but the heat can be deterring. It is good enough to power through though. It's hot, chewy, and a fairly heavy feeling sip. I'm going straight middle ground at a 2.5, but this is very much up for debate. Some will feel the spice takes away, others will feel it helps open up other flavors and awaken the palate.

O: One of the more unique beers I have sampled. Sometimes unique is not good. Sometimes adventurous is not good. I feel like Rogue have pulled this off though to a pretty solid degree. The heat from the Sriracha is, dare I say, overpowering, but it makes for an interesting combination of flavors and it definitely awakens the senses. I would say they could back off the heat a bit, but I don't think that would feel authentic to the spiciness of true Sriracha. The flavors are there, the look is there, and it is true to what it is being advertised as. The feel will turn a lot of people off, but overall a pretty well done limited release beer.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

750ml typical painted Rogue bottle, made up to look just like those plastic Sriracha bottles everywhere, even down to the green cap. Me, I prefer the chili-garlic sauce from Huy Fong.

This beer pours a pretty solid black, with faint basal red cola edges, and four fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly tan head, which leaves a decent array of island group lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of gritty, grainy caramel malt, bittersweet chocolate, green chilies, a sort of separate and isolated nose-twitching burn, day-old burnt coffee, sour milk, and further bready, crackery, and almost salty notes. The taste is more bready, grainy caramel malt, vanilla-laced coffee, dry cocoa chips, innocuous green peppers, black pepper, and then whammo - that red chili heat from the Sriracha - though sans the sugar, much to my delight. Any bittering hops (unsurprisingly unspecified on the label) are lost in the hipster restaurant mire.

The carbonation is fairly understated, and thus basically overshone by the guest star, as it were, the body an adequate medium weight for a stout, and not particularly smooth, though it does seem to be trying ever so, to little avail. It finishes off-dry, sort of, the grainy malt kind of keeping its head down, as the red pepper heat ramps things up.

Well, I can't cite faults in advertising with this one, so Rogue is already ahead of the game there with me. My expectations for hot sauce-enabled foodstuffs are rather stringent, i.e. lots of it, but don't be stupid about it, either, and I believe that they've more or less got it right here. Maybe the base stout (Shakespeare?) could be a tad sweeter in its balancing effort, but whatever, it works.

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Photo of madelf66
3.58/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of endincolorado
4.1/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sathanas
2.8/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Amazing appearance; tan, thick bubbly head. Smells and tastes of stout and sriracha. Has a heartburn inducing heat. The flavours are good, but do not mix well at all.

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Photo of jera1350
3.07/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of KAP72
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nmann08
3.05/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of arini10
3.3/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beerthulhu
3.27/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

A: Darkest of olive black pours with a chestnut-tan creamy head of one inch, with a strong rate of retention. Quick rise of micro-effervesce, golden beads, fly up the vessel walls. Very rich and viscose pour, nice head coloring and thick banded lace coverage.

A: Aroma was sweet caramel malts at first with some nuttiness and rich chocolate. There was hardly any indication of the sriracha, if at all, with a dry chocolate powder leave.

T: Gentle warmth of the sriracha peppers, but heats up rather quickly. Backed by a toasted munich and chocolate like maltiness, there is a sweet and spicy flavor that runs throughout. A respectable amount of heat that builds deeper into the drink.

M: Rather light bodied per style, warming spiciness of the sriracha heat on the tongue, chewy oats, the heats builds up on the hold. The substance of the stout quality is however light.

O: A decent dose of heat, perhaps a bit to much so, gimmicky, to the point where it drowns out any stout quality. The body is light, again perhaps a bit to much so per style. A bomber becomes a chore to consume by ones self. Reminds me of the first time i had the infamous Ghost face killa. Wouldn't go repeat here, best shared with a friend, out of curiosity and fun, not for the serious stout lover. Sub 80 and most likely not worth what i paid.

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Photo of alcohline_trip
3.57/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PretzelCity
3.52/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sriracha Hot Stout from Rogue Ales
Beer rating: 82 out of 100 with 405 ratings